Tasked with shooting a punk rock band in a small music venue in the centre of Auckland City I headed out with little to expect but was rewarded with some wonderful creative talent, free beer and above all else, An ironic gift of a cassette mix tape that I couldn't listen to. The venue Cassette … Continue reading Skux Punk for VICE International Cassette Day
Being home in the UK has had some real ups and downs. It's cold AF, the days are really short and everybody I know has had at least 14 children despite being out of the country for only a few years. On the upside, the beer is great, the people speak English and thanks to … Continue reading I accidentally strolled into a brutal BEATDOWN gig in Manchester
I met T pictured above in the streets of Auckland at around 3am on a Friday night, he was walking towards me with blood dripping down his head and I was walking towards him with my camera in my hand. I knew I was going to get a picture of him but what I didn't … Continue reading I Went to a Drug Fueled 18th in West Auckland
Most people go to clubs for one of three reasons: To get laid, to get drunk, or to innocently dance. I tend to only be interested in observing the chaos of these three interest groups collide. I recently ended up in a Maori club on K'road (Le Box) and couldn't have been happier. Everybody changes … Continue reading Maori Clubs are Underrated
The other night a friend of mine invited me to a bands first ever gig. I spoke to Lee a while back and he told me that he had been shitting it for a few weeks. He told me how he had somehow wrangled his way as the (scream) vocals of a band having had … Continue reading A Brief Chat With C(r)ooked Royals’ Lee Mackley
Eddy Fifield is the man behind the Team Dynamite video "Cosmos". Below you'll find him between two members of Team Dynamite at the Pacific Island Music Awards after accepting their "Best Video" recognition in a picture I took backstage. I've met Eddy a couple of times now thanks to Vice, Levis and the Dune Rats. We … Continue reading The Dune Rats Levi’s X Vice Party Video is Finally Up!
I've always been into photography but only over the past couple of years have I taken to the pursuit of quality images. I adore street photographers and I often find myself on the streets trying my hand at capturing small stories and brief glimpses of individual personalities when I can. Whilst being in my home … Continue reading Why Do You Bring That Fucking Camera on Every Night Out?
I haven't been to an English music festival for a long time, I've bee to festivals in Europe and Australia and I wasn't too sure about the camera policy, I almost didn't gain access to Soundwave in Aus when a steward saw my camera and asked "is that a professional camera?" I simply said no and being … Continue reading I Took Some Pictures at Leeds Festival